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Retractable fall protection system

21 April, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The EZ-Line retractable horizontal lifeline system eases the stress of installing, recoiling and removing temporary horizontal lifeline systems by incorporating a built-in retractor device.


Roof rack ladder clamp

21 April, 2008 | Supplied by: European Building Innovations

The Ultimate Ladder Clamp is an innovative way to safely secure ladders to roof racks. Each clamp takes less than 60 s to fit or release and can be fitted with a padlock to ensure that the ladders are protected from theft.


Workplace deaths nearly doubled in one week

14 April, 2008

The recent death of a truck driver who fell from a trailer near Rockbank was Victoria’s third work-related fatality in a week.


Retractable fall protection system

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: 3M Fall Protection

The EZ-Line retractable horizontal lifeline system eases the stress of installing, recoiling and removing temporary horizontal lifeline systems by incorporating a built-in retractor device. The entire 18 m system is easily deployed and retracted from its compact, hand-held housing. The system also reduces the burden on wearers by weighing in 33% lighter than most horizontal lifeline systems.


Roof hatch with stairs

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Gorter Hatches Pty Ltd

Gorter provides a range of aluminium roof access hatches completely assembled with unfolding scissor stairs, which comply with EN-ISO 14122-3 regulations.


Honeywell Safety Products Tower harness

20 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

The Revolution tower harness comes with a rear dorsal dee ring with 300 mm extension for fall arrest attachment, along with frontal fall arrest attachment, confined space loops and pelvic dee rings for work positioning.


Inspectors targeting working at height

06 March, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria’s February crackdown on dangerous work at height on housing and small to medium construction sites will continue through to the end of March.


New fall protection standards

22 January, 2008 by Lyn Watts, Sperian

The updated Australian and New Zealand Standard for the manufacture of fall protection harnesses and lanyards, AS/NZS 1891 Part 1, was released late 2007


Safety inspections necessary after Christmas shutdown

17 January, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has called on the building industry to lay the foundations for a safe year as most of the state’s building sites opened for business this week.


Handrail seesaw

19 December, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.ingaleps.com.au

The newest product available from INGAL EPS is the Handrail Seesaw.


Adjustable feet for stepladders

18 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Fluidminds Pty Ltd

Branach has introduced a levelling system to allow users to individually adjust the legs on their step platform ladders, to make them more stable on uneven surfaces.


Construction firm convicted for failing simple safety steps

05 December, 2007

A County Court judge has convicted a major civil engineering company for the death of a worker, because it failed to take positive steps to ensure their safety at work.


West Warrnambool safer after week-long Safe Towns campaign

28 November, 2007

West Warrnambool businesses have proved themselves among the state’s safest during the Safe Towns campaign, but two people were found working in a way that could have resulted in death or spinal injury.


Accredited high-rise anchor points

26 November, 2007

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) now provides an inspection accreditation program focusing on safety for maintenance workers who work on high-rise buildings.


FS80 LiftPod work platform

21 November, 2007 | Supplied by: JLG Australia Pty Ltd

The FS80 LiftPod is a practical alternative to the ladder. It is lightweight and mobile enough to be transported by one person on the back of a typical utility vehicle.


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